Upgrades to the parking system in place at Burton Hospitals

Upgrades to the parking system in place at Burton Hospitals
20 December 2017

BURTON Hospitals is introducing a new and upgraded car parking management system for patients and visitors across its three hospital sites. Following feedback from regular hospital users, the Trust is installing new payment machines with large, bright touchscreens with multiple payment options, including coin, notes, cards and contactless, making it easier and more convenient to pay.

The Trust has renewed its car park management contract with ParkingEye, using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. The new machines will display clear instructions on how to make payments at the end of a visitor’s parking period, without the need for users to remember how long they have been on site. Visitors will now have to key in their vehicle registration number into one of the new machines to view and pay the fee required.

Step by step guide to using the new machines:

Step 1: Find a space and park your vehicle as normal

Step 2: At the end of your visit, key in your car registration into one of the new machines

Step 3: The length of your stay and the fee you are required to pay will be displayed

Step 4: Pay the required fee using coins, notes, cards or contactless payment

Jonathan Tringham, Director of Finance, Information, Performance & Estates, said: “We recognised that our parking system needed an upgrade in order to make it as convenient as possible for visitors. We recognise how busy people are and wanted to provide the best user experience to save them time and hassle.

“The new system will provide users with an accurate recording of how long they have been on site and how much the car parking fee is. We’re confident that patients and visitors to our site will find the new system much easier to use and the introduction of contactless card technology is a big convenience factor too.”

It has been necessary for the Trust to introduce a small increase to tariffs for patients and visitors from Monday 1 January 2018, in order to maintain the vital car parking service. Any surplus generated from car parking operations is reinvested into the direct care of patients at Burton Hospitals.

Jonathan Tringham added: “I can assure patients and visitors that the tariffs for car parking at Burton Hospitals are set to ensure the cost of maintaining this vital service does not impact on finances allocated for patient care. As such, any small financial surplus generated from car parking operations is reinvested back into direct patient care.”

Pay and Display car parking tariffs:

First 20 mins:

Free

Up to 1 hour:

£2.00

Up to 2 hours:

£2.50

Up to 3 hours:

£3.50

Up to 4 hours:

£4.00

Up to 5 hours:

£4.50

Up to 6 hours:

£5.00

Daily rate over 6 hours

£9.00

Weekly ticket   

£10.00

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